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Search results: 13 article(s) found in year 4, issue 5

CREDIT CONTROL

Credit control - good news case

The outcome of a recent case could prove useful when chasing debtors where a director has promised the cash. What’s your position now? More...

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

Streamlining the accounting function

A member of your finance team has just resigned. The MD has refused your request for permission to recruit a replacement. What can you do to maintain your department’s service levels? More...

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

Maintaining control over the purchase ledger

Being responsible for financial control isn’t the same as having control over spending. How can you extend the reach of your control over what is spent within the company? More...

MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTS

Avoiding surprise costs

A large invoice marked “For the Finance Department” has just arrived out of the blue. These “unknown” costs could have been accrued for in last month’s management accounts. How can you avoid problems like this in future? More...

CARS

The “sort of” company car

Once your kids can drive, the only thing they’ll ever want you to buy them is a set of wheels. If you don’t have the personal resources, what about buying it through the company? More...

PERSONNEL

It’s cold outside…

Winter’s back with a vengeance and the forecasts aren’t great. But be careful before yielding to employees complaining that they’re too cold. In fact, can keeping it cooler cut costs? More...

HOLIDAYS

Family holiday premiums

You know that taking the family away during the school holidays is an expensive business. Is there a way you can get around the head teacher by saving money with a term-time break? More...

UTILITIES

Hot savings from green heat?

The first stage of the government’s Renewable Heat Incentive is up and running. It’s reckoned that it could help small businesses save thousands a year. Is this another “too good to be true” promise? More...

PAYROLL

Getting ready for RTI

In April, HMRC will start piloting its system to collect “Real Time Information” (RTI) from employers. Although this doesn’t roll out for most employers until next year, is there anything you need to do now to prepare for it? More...

FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

Where do your customers come from?

The new sales director has asked you to help him understand the make up of your customers so he can plan his strategy for the next few years. He has asked you to provide some data. What should you give him? More...
Last updated: 02.07.2020

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